A Curbed operative spotted this listing for a townhouse at 67 Dikeman Street in Red Hook, which just hit the market for an eye-popping $2.595 million. That price in this neighborhood requires some further examination (hey, even Sam Sifton didn't sell for that much), so what can we learn here? The place last sold in 2006 for $790,000 to one Eva Zurek?who also happens to be the broker on the new listing. Well then! Do the Zureks' renovations to the place?DOB permits show that it was converted from a two-family to a one-family residence?justify the new ask? The brokerbabble makes the case:
Modern design by well know architect this 4 story Town House offer 3000'S.F of living space. The southwest facing garden side is entirely glassed with curtain wall system allowing the magnificent light into the house the whole day. Open stainless steel kitchen with top of the line Miele Appliances, 2 Bathrooms with Philippe Starck finishes. Exposed Brick-Cement walls , 2 WBFPL, plus unique finishes thru out the whole house The listing photos don't really demonstrate what the prose is talking about, but maybe the price was inspired by the fact that Zurek's other Dikeman Street listing, a house asking $1.69 million, went into contract.
Also on the market with Zurek as broker is 386 Van Brunt Street: "Either a one family 3 large bedrooms duplex above a hi end retail unit,or a one family 4 large bedrooms apartment with 75'ft long entertaining,dining,kitchen space on the main floor. The house will be configured to your specific needs; so far it features 16 custom steel windows which capture the magnificent light of Red Hook." The ask is $2.45 million. And the place looks like this: